Final Fantasy II
◉ ◉ ◉ ◉ ○(4/5: great)
Super Nintendo
Square (1991)
Oh dang, that awesome intro, am I right?

In my youth, I had a massive crush on JRPG's. Well, anything made by Squaresoft, really. The Final Fantasy series held my interest all the way until FFIX or FFX even though I never really understood the plot of a single one of them. I love turn-based battles, fantasy/sci-fi elements, and sweet, overpowering orchestral soundtracks, so I was hooked even if I didn't know what was going on. FFII (or IV in Japan, of course), has all my favorite elements, but playing it so many years later makes the game seem pretty slow-moving, but the battles are still fun and the game is generally still pretty great. Plus the fancy SNES graphics as you fly the airship around and the transitions between scenes and battles were a bump up from the hugely important NES debut. Overall, excellent.

And the final battle was great!
Last updated: 08/20/2022
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